Metric water meter help

  Brumas 20:52 21 Feb 2011
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I have to replace my pond liner and will take the opportunity to find out exactly how much the pond holds. In the past I have used the height x length x width (in feet) x 7.48 calculation which gave me the volume in good old gallons, I prefer Imperial measurements.

I have found a ‘water meter’ click here , which I bought, second-hand, ages ago but never used. Of course the instructions aren't to be found so could anyone explain how I would interpret the dials as some of the smaller ones are showing readings and I cannot see any way of re -setting them!

Having said all that I must explain, I am to the measurement of volume using the metric system what Pavarotti was to hang-gliding!!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:14 21 Feb 2011

0.1432 m3 = 31.5 gallons as shown on your meter

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:19 21 Feb 2011

1 Gallons (UK) = 0.0045460902819948 Cubic Meters

If you can not reset dials then
take initial reading - fill pond - take final reading -
deduct initial from final reading.

  Brumas 21:57 21 Feb 2011

Thanks but I cannot see 0.1432, I’m hopeless!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:42 21 Feb 2011

My eyes are going as well :0) should be 0.1332

Read small dials from right to left
0.1 shows approx 1 1/2
0.01 shows approx 3 1/2
0.001 shows approx 3
0.0001 shows approx 2

  Brumas 23:12 21 Feb 2011

Gotcha, thanks.

  natdoor 08:05 22 Feb 2011

Or 1 cubic foot = 0.0283168466 cubic metres.

  sunnystaines 11:44 22 Feb 2011

too many places use european measurements these days, imperial stuff slowly dying out.

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